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02:52PM | 05/18/20
Does anyone have a solution to fit 3 sump pumps inside 1 pit? I want to place a big pump on the floor of the pit. I then want to have a battery pump 6 inches higher than the floor. I then would like a 3rd pump up about 12" to 15". Does anyone know how to accomplish this? I cannot find a product that would safely elevate the 3rd pump.


05:44PM | 05/18/20
How deep is the pit?


01:51AM | 05/19/20
18” diameter. 22” deep.

I am thinking I can buy one of the combination primary Pump and battery pump to save space on one side of the pit .

I would then love a way to have a 3rd pump elevated somehow . But I can’t figure out a way to elevate it with proper support.


07:40PM | 05/19/20
I've installed a battery back-up that had a bracket to attach it to the discharge pipe, and speaking of pipe, that will be a lot of pipe in an already crowded sump hole.


10:43PM | 05/24/20
Take some measurements, and design your supports. Go to some welding/fabrication shop, get them to make the supports out of steel. Spray-paint them with a couple coats of rust paint.


07:01PM | 01/31/21
Dirt kills a sump pump.

Install a good pump, but not at the bottom of the pit.

Vacuum out pit on a regular basis.

Give that pump a beefy computer style battery back up that automatically kicks in, or make one with an inverter, some auto batteries, and a floating battery charger. Oh, and a transfer switch (heavy relay). Install a alarm, and have one of the Harbor Freight 2000 watt Predator inverter generators with oil installed, but no gas added.
Just in case...

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